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  • Compaq, Chinese Firm to Develop Chinese Operating System
  • September 23, 1998 (BEIJING) -- China's largest computer software company will join hands with Compaq Computer Corp. of the United States to develop a new computer operating system in China.
    China Computer Software and Technology Service Co. will use Compaq's Digital UNIX technology to develop a Chinese-based, 64-digit operating system known as "COSIX."

    Wang Zhigang, general manager of the Chinese software company, said that cooperation will bring to the Chinese market a technologically advanced 64-digit Chinese UNIX operating system.

    The new operating system will be put under Chinese trademark, which means that China will own the software copyright.

    China Computer Software and Technology Service Co., a subsidiary of the Ministry of Information Technology, is a national base of software development and production.

    The COSA V1.1 system platform developed by the company has won recommendations from the China Computer Software Association as one of the top 10 best software products of 1997.

    The new operating system will be supplementary software for the system platform, which is run entirely in Chinese instead of English.

    (Xinhua News Agency)

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    Updated: Tue Sep 22 18:28:17 1998 PDT